... in continuing it ?
The long term safety of the cholesterol lowering Statin drugs (eg atorvastatin) has been widely studied.
Recent studies suggest "... that prolonged treatment is indeed efficacious, safe, and has long-lasting beneficial effects, even after discontinuation of therapy. For this reason, concerns should be put to rest and doctors should feel reassured about the long-term safety of this life-saving treatment for patients at increased cardiovascular risk.”
(Lancet Nov 2011)
- Atorvastatin Information for Consumers
- Atorvastatin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Atorvastatin (detailed)
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